NYU Assistant Professor of Capitalism and Political Economy

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The Gallatin School of Independent Study at New York University (NYU) invites applications for the tenure-track, position of Assistant Professor with a focus on capitalism and political economy. The position will start on September 1, 2023.

We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars who focus their work on the social and political history of capitalism, racial capitalism, histories of economic thought, and the rise of corporate and financial power. The School also seeks perspectives that engage with heterodox economics, global inequality, social reproduction, and alternative development paradigms. Other areas of interest include neoliberalism, extractivism, and anti-capitalist movements.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year (two in the fall and two in the spring). Additionally, faculty carry an advising load up to 20-25 students. Successful applicants will have evidence of an ongoing research program, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of a commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,600 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students that are part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. Programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at


A PhD in hand by the time of appointment is required.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-25 pages), and the contact information for three academic references. Letters of application should also include the names of two potential courses candidates may teach. Complete applications submitted by November 4, 2022  will receive priority consideration. 

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Special Note: Just Money-affiliated graduate students, post docs, or junior lecturers who are interested in this position should feel free to reach out to Professor Vasuki Nesiah with any questions or just to note they are applying. Contact Vasuki at